Mission's WTVW Snags CW Affiliation in Evansville
Former Fox affil went independent, now back in network game
By Michael Malone -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/29/2013 10:45:18 AM
Nexstar provides services for WTVW; it sold the station to Mission for $6.7 million in 2011, at the same time it acquired WEHT Evansville. The two formed a virtual duopoly; Arika Zink is the general manager.
"When Mission acquired WTVW fourteen months ago, we made a commitment to offer Tristate viewers the very best local programming, news and information -- and feedback from the community confirms we have delivered on that goal," said Dennis Thatcher, president and COO of Mission. "We are delighted to announce this relationship with CW as we will now also bring local Tristate viewers what they have been asking for since CW went off the air earlier this month."
Roberts Broadcasting held the CW affiliation for its WAZE Evansville until it went off the air.
"We are thrilled to partner with WTVW Local 7 and look forward to bringing CW's popular primetime programming back to the Tristate region," said Elizabeth Tumulty, executive VP, distribution, the CW Network. "Mission Broadcasting and Local 7 have a proven track record for providing local viewers with outstanding local news and programming as well as unparalleled community service. We are confident that their strong local presence and interactive web-platform will strengthen CW's footprint in the Tristate market."
Jeff, you have no idea when everything on net will begin having a paywall, everyone will be cancelling their internet and use the rabbit ears.
So do not fall for that old CW is going online April Fools, because no one wants to pay to watch shows.
Josh Taylor - 1/30/2013 4:50:37 PM EST
This station would have been better off staying as an independent as the CW rarely generates any kind of ratings and could be gone in a year or two's time.
Jed - 1/29/2013 10:40:33 PM EST
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